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Well...what makes you think you would be happier with something someone here suggests...than you would be if you just went on your own instincts today?
If you don't want to do research...the thing to do (IMO) is buy an OEM system (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc. are all waiting for you)...not much thinking involved there, they will tell you what they want to sell you.
FWIW: I see no reason to ever consider paying more for a system than it's worth.
There are very good PCS available today for $300-400 dollars, because the economy is bad, sales are slumping, and...to be honest...today's technology is far superior to anything the average user (like me) needs. Systems are made to appeal to gamers (read some of those ads) and those who don't realize that you don't need an i-anything to do the mundane things that most users do.
I see no reason to even think about telling you...how to spend your money. If you buy something based on what you read here...and it's a lemon on any level...then you will be resentful. If you buy something that you choose, you may still be resentful...but you will learn that it pays to do some research before throwing money around.
Speaking of money...how much are you willing to spend on this system suggested by disinterested parties who think you have an unlimited budget <img src="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />?
There's a reason that Best Buy, Walmart, and other retailers...also now sell computer systems to customers.
I think of Newegg as being more for those of us who shop for parts or who want to build systems....they have (IMO) a rather limited number of computers for sale when you compare them to even retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:59 PM
That is a great model!
Don't ever let anyone tell you gateway is horrible (I'm certain someone will try to tell you this).
They used to suck really bad but Acer bought them out and they've been doing much better ever since.
Using a Windows PC as a DVR
All I have to say is GOOD LUCK!
When DVR's first came about, this idea was more realistic than it is now. I'm sure you've heard of DMR (no, not the department of marine resources... DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS) DMR makes using your computer as a DVR really complicated. It's not impossible, just difficult.
All or most of the content that you'd want to record would be wrapped in a special encrypted codec that prevents you from manipulating it/burning/ripping/recording.
Although there are communities that support breaking this encryption (I've never tried but apparently it's not very difficult according to testimonies I've read).
Someone finally cracked the encryption for HD content not long ago (I wanna say it was like last month).
Anyways... I'd personally suggest you give up on the DVR thing and forget about a TV tuner. Same problems. They'll sell you the hardware but they don't mention that the content available to you is EXTREMELY, i repeat again, EXTREMELY LIMITED unless you have the knowledge or support of hacking digital media.
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